Saints and exemplars

"Holiness is to imprint Christ in oneself, this is the objective of the life of the Christian" -Benedict XVI 1-XI-2010

We, members of the militant Church on earth, are one with the triumphant Church in heaven. This unity is vital. The Saints witness the impassioned love of Christ Crucified and help us to participate in it. With their help we want with all our hearts to become saints.

"The only real sadness in life is this and only this: not being a saint" -Leon Bloy.

In the Love Crucified Community we have many patron saints and indeed encourage the veneration of all the saints. The saints teach us the vision and way of life we seek in the Love Crucified community. As you read, pray to the Holy Spirit to sanctify you!  "Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified" -Mt 28:5

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patron saints and exemplars
-Love Crucified Community loves ALL the saints and the Lord has brought a few specially close:

Apostles´chart -How each died

Conchita Cabrera de Armida, venerable >>> 

See also Venerable Felix Rougier >>> -joined Conchita in the spirituality of the cross.  Ven. Felix de Rougier book online

St. Catherine of Siena

"If you are what you should be you will set the whole world on fire" "With a boundless and blazing love get up and bathe in Christ’s blood, hide in the wounds of Christ crucified…. Keep living in God’s holy and tender love."
Benedict XVI speaks  "To confound their arrogance"
On temptation   Letters  Embrace the crucified Jesus

St. Faustina Kowalska (1905 – 1938)   >>>

St. John the Evangelist

St. Paul

Who is he
Novena  St Paul... centered precisely on the paradox of the Cross (cf. 1 Cor 1:18-25; 2:1-8)"

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Who is he 
Padre Pio's words compared to words received by Love Crucified Family
This is my hope 
Padre Pio stigmas and more -This is one of a series

St. Therese of Lisieux >>>

Pope Benedict XVI >>>

St John Paul II >>>

More SAINTS and exemplars

  • Aaron -Brother of Moses, his mission begins at age 83. He served with courage but at one point lost confidence and apostasized making a golden calf for the people. But he returned to serve the Lord. Shows us that, even after a great fall, God is willing to restore us and entrust us with a great mission.

  • St Angela of Foligno -Christ's interior suffering

  • St. Augustine

  • St. Bridget -Mother of eight children and foundress, led her spiritual family to the cross with the standard  "Amor meus crucifixus est", exhorted the pope to return to Rome and renew Church.
  • St Clare and Love Crucified >>>
    Make yourselves meditate continually on the mysteries of Cross and the anguish to the mother standing beneath the cross.
  • St Elizabeth of the Trinity Christ desires is communmion with us. Influenced St. Pope John Paul II,
  • St Francis >>> -He repared the Church by uniting Himself to Jesus Crucified.
  • St. Gemma Galgani

  • St. John Vianney -Patron of all priests
    "It was his fervent prayer life and his impassioned love of Christ Crucified that enables John Mary Vianney to grow daily in his self-oblation to God and the Church."  -Benedict XVI, letter to the priests, year for priests.
  • Ven. Marthe Robin
    Victim soul, mystic, founder of the Foyer de Charite
  • Bl. Marie Anne Blondin Lived the interior martyrdom of rejection. Foundress.
    -At first was not allowed to become a religious due to ill healh.
    -A Church ruling prohibited girls to be taught by men, nor boys by women. -She founded a congregation of sisters to educate poor boys and girls in the same school. -Bishop named a chaplain who took control of the congregation and defamed Bl. Blondin. She lived the rest of her life hidden in the laundry room.
  • Ven. Arch. Martinez >>>  
  • St. Ignatius of Antioch, 100 AD
    -- disciple of St. John, letter to the Christians of Rome, around 100 AD as he was being taken to martyrdom in that city
    I am God’s grain, and I am being ground by the teeth of wild beasts in order that I may found to be pure bread for Christ. My love has been crucified and there is in me no fire of material love, but rather a living water, speaking in me and saying within me, ‘Come to the Father.’ I take no pleasure in corruptible food or in the delights of this life. I want the bread of God, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, who is the seed of David; and for drink I want his Blood which is incorruptible love.
  • St John of the Cross
    The gate that gives entry into these riches of his wisdom is the cross; because it is a narrow gate, while many seek the joys that can be gained through it, it is given to few to desire to pass through it.  See more>> wisdom is the cross
  • St.Julian of Norwich  -Divine love and maternal love. Commend to God your deepest desires and you will not be disappointed.
  • St. Mary Magdalen as seen by St. Therese
  • St. Louis de Montfort
    Taught about the indispensable roll of the Cross and Mary in our salvation. In the introduction to his book the True Devotion he predicted a future period in which new prodigies of holiness would take place through the action of Our Lady and the Holy Spirit. He wrote: "Toward the end of the world, Almighty God and His Holy Mother will raise up great saints who will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs..." more>>>
  • St Margaret Mary Alacoque

  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
    Intention of his first Mass: "Amorem Jusque Ad Victima" (Love unto victimhood)
    "Let our obedience be a sign of this perfect love, especially when we have to sacrifice our own wills in the process. And as for a book from which to learn how to grow in the love of God, there is no better book than Jesus Christ crucified"
    - Office of Reading Aug 14.
    "God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar."
  • Narcisa de Jesus  Lay woman
  • St. Paul of the Cross "Be constant in practicing every virtue, and especially in imitating the patience of our dear Jesus, for this is the summit of pure love. Live in such a way that all may know that you bear outwardly as well as inwardly the image of Christ crucified, the model of all gentleness and mercy."
  • St Peter Damian's battle against clerical-homosexuality 11th century
  • Pope Pius XII
  • St. Rose of Lima
  • St Theresa of Avila -To love is the cross and the cross is love.
         quotes. She was intense and audacious for love of the Lord. 
  • St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
  • Titus-Brandsma -Priest martyred by Natzis
  • St Vernonica Giuliani  "She offered her prayers and sacrifices for the Pope, her bishop, priests and for all needy persons, including the souls in Purgatory. She summarized her contemplative mission in these words: "We cannot go preaching around the world to convert souls, but we are obliged to continually for all those souls who are offending God ... particularly with our sufferings, that is with a principle of crucified life"  -Benedict XVI  More>>
  • Blessed Veronica Binasco

More Exemplars

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez
Jesus love of my soul, center of my heart, why am I not eager to endure pains and tribulations for love of you when you my God have suffered so many for me. Come then every sort of trial in the world for this is my delight, to suffer for Jesus. This is my joy to follow my Savior to find my consolation with my consoler on the cross this is my happiness this is my pleasure to live with Jesus, to walk with Jesus, to converse with Jesus, to suffer with and for him. This is my treasure.

St Anne Line  Martyred for harboring priests

Bl. Ana Maria Adorni -Mother and founder

Bl. Elena Aiello. Victim soul. Beatified by Ben.XVI on Sept 14, feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. She received messages from Jesus and Blessed Mother warning of the impending justice of God.

Elizabeth Leseur on suffering "And so when Providence prefers to work by means of suffering I think we should not complain too much, for we can then be sure that the work will be well done and not mixed up with all the misery of egotism and pride that sometimes spoils so much of our outward activity"

St Pius X  >>>

Ven. Bishop Fulton Sheen -Many talks on Mp3

St. Hildegard of Bingen -Woman mystic, doctor of the Church.

St. Mary MacKillop  -In the trials, annoyances and anxieties we daily experience, may we ever recognize that loving Fatherly Hand that only seeks to draw us closer to himself by giving us opportunities to suffer something for him. 

Bl. Maria Teresa of St. Joseph, Virgin and Foundress.  "That crucifix is stamped on my memory, and it not only keeps my zeal for the salvation of souls alive, it increases its fire and creates in me the desire to arrive soon at the throne of God, where my longing for souls may be satisfied.

St. Margaret of Oingt
Margaret conceived her life as a path of purification towards full configuration in Christ, whose saving passion she found written in her heart as if in a book
-Benedict XVI, Nov, 3, 2010

St Rafael Arnaiz - Love of the Cross, dies at 27 unable to profess but united to Christ. 

Telemachus - In the Name of Christ stopped the killing at the Colosseum

A heroic nun martyr you never heard of Sister Elizabeth